Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

  • Word of the Day
    carouse

    k@ raUz

    intransitive verb
    to revel in a boisterous and drunken manner.
    They’d been carousing in the bar and were now staggering home, still singing and shouting.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    notify

    no tih faI

    transitive verb
    to give notice to; tell or inform, esp. formally.
    The contest judges notified the winners by mail.
    Who should we notify in case of an emergency?
    The landlord notified the tenants that the water would be shut off in the morning.

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Oct
31
2013

principle

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

prIn sih p@l

noun
definition 1:  a law, doctrine, or assumption on which action or behavior is based.
example:  Are these laws based on the principles of liberty and justice for all citizens?

definition 2:  a law or rule that is presupposed or scientifically proven.
example:  The engine’s designers well understood the principles of internal combustion.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the noun principle

MODIFIER + principle:    fundamental ~ , guiding ~ , basic ~ , general ~ , key ~ , core ~ ,  design ~ , founding ~ , moral ~ , ethical ~ , universal ~ , scientific ~ , democratic ~ ,  overriding ~, Christian ~ , religious ~ , constitutional ~

principle + VERB:    apply ~ , underlie ~ , underpin ~ , govern ~ , guide ~